Roland Aira Modular Customizer Now Available For Android, iOS, Mac & Windows

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Roland has released the Aira Modular Customizers App, a free app for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows that lets you customize the way its four Aira Eurorack effects modules work. 

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Roland released multiple Eurorack systems at Musikmesse 2015, including:

The AIRA Modular Customizer is designed to work with the four Aira Modular Effects: TORCIDO, BITRAZER, DEMORA and SCOOPER. The app lets you re-patch an array of virtual sub-modules for control of each effect’s signal path.

Features:

  • Flexible signal path – You can fully customize the internal signal path of AIRA Modular effects with an array of virtual sub-modules. Saving and recalling patches is possible in realtime and you can share patches with other AIRA Modular effect users.
  • Variable virtual sub-modules – AIRA Modular effects include 15 virtual sub-modules with more available through future expansion.
    They include:
    LFO, ADSR, NOISE, SAMPLE & HOLD, RING MOD, FILTER 6 dB, FILTER 12 dB, TONE, AMP, MIXER, STEREO MIXER, CURVE CONV, GATE DIVIDER, TRIG TO CV DELAY TIME, MIDI CLOCK TO GATE
  • Re-patch via audio signal – Connect the headphone jack of your tablet to the REMOTE IN jack on any AIRA modular effect module and you can customize the signal path in realtime. Set the volume level of your mobile device to maximum.

The Aira Modular Customizer is available now, as a free download. See the Roland site for details.

14 thoughts on “Roland Aira Modular Customizer Now Available For Android, iOS, Mac & Windows

    1. Sorry, friend. It’s well known that it’s impossible to record external audio into Ableton Live. In fact, this is why it’s called a “DAW”, or “Digital Audio Workstation”–it only works with digital sources. Now you might think you could record a DX7, or a Novation Nova, into it, those being digital; unfortunately, the signal passes through a DAC or “digital to analogue converter”, making them essentially analogue synths. Well, cheers.

  1. So, you buy a bit crusher, you can then reprogram it to be a (digital) ring mod, with sample and hold and 6db filter…I’m going to need to see a detailed demonstration, and hear it for myself…they’d have to be Really convincing digital effects, the units aren’t cheap to start with.

  2. So, a bit like the Eventide H9 concept then… but in Eurorack?

    I presume you can’t turn a TORCIDO into a BITRAZER, DEMORA into SCOOPER, etc, etc. Well, I suspect you probably could with firmware hacking as it is probably the same hardware underneath with different DSP code, just the silkscreening on the front panel is different?

    1. Front panel looks the same. Why even bother releasing separate units when they could just release one and give the user a chance to utilise all the effects via the software programmer?

      1. Perhaps, you could do some research first. The Core effect module always stays active within the modular component. So if you bought the bit crusher you could turn it into a ring modulating bit crusher with a s&h lfo modulating a post bit crushing low pass filter as one example.
        Want your delay module to ring modulate and delay, well now you can.
        The separate modules exist as core effects modules with a supplied additional modular framework to make each one customisable to the end user.
        You CANNOT make one module perform the core effect of another which is why there are different modules and a specific patch framework that optimizes the CV control interface of each unit.

        1. Yep thats how they done it. The point is…they are all software based and the hardware is probably identical too. The modular software just iterates how easy it would have been to amalgamate all the effects into one unit.

    1. Re Nord Modular: Like the comment , The Nord G2 Modular was well ahead of its time , but discontinued. Luckily I have got an expanded G2 keyboard, and expanded G2 module.The Architecture of combining Modular flexibility , to a user programmable assignable Physical interface for me makes this one of the best Synths ever. Now when is someone going to resurrect this great design and update.

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